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Sunday September 13, 1970
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MLB standings at the end of September 13, 1970

A.L. East
Baltimore Orioles 146 95 51 0 .651 717530 50-2145-308-2Won 6
New York Yankees 147 81 65 1 .55514.0 611565 45-2536-405-5Lost 5
Boston Red Sox 146 75 71 0 .51420.0 704675 46-2729-445-5Lost 3
Detroit Tigers 146 75 71 0 .51420.0 623657 40-3535-364-6Lost 1
Cleveland Indians 147 71 76 0 .48324.5 599612 41-3430-425-5Won 4
Washington Senators 145 68 77 0 .46926.5 590609 38-3630-414-6Won 1

A.L. West
Minnesota Twins 145 87 58 0 .600 671539 46-2741-317-3Lost 2
Oakland A's 147 80 67 0 .5448.0 624544 44-2836-395-5Lost 2
California Angels 145 77 68 0 .53110.0 559567 38-3639-321-9Won 1
Kansas City Royals 146 58 88 0 .39729.5 551645 33-4325-456-4Won 2
Milwaukee Brewers 146 55 90 1 .37932.0 543691 32-3823-525-5Lost 1
Chicago White Sox 146 53 93 0 .36334.5 581739 28-4425-494-6Won 2

N.L. East
Pittsburgh Pirates 145 77 68 0 .531 657620 45-3032-386-4Lost 1
New York Mets 146 77 69 0 .5270.5 639571 41-3336-367-3Lost 1
Chicago Cubs 145 76 69 0 .5241.0 750613 45-3231-376-4Won 1
St. Louis Cardinals 147 70 77 0 .4768.0 679675 31-4139-365-5Won 1
Philadelphia Phillies 147 66 81 0 .44912.0 525661 36-3330-483-7Lost 5
Montreal Expos 145 64 81 0 .44113.0 626738 34-3630-455-5Won 3

N.L. West
Cincinnati Reds 149 93 56 0 .624 714622 51-2242-345-5Lost 3
Los Angeles Dodgers 145 78 67 0 .53813.0 667603 33-3845-294-6Won 1
San Francisco Giants 146 77 69 0 .52714.5 756765 44-3133-387-3Lost 1
Atlanta Braves 148 72 76 0 .48620.5 681694 40-3232-443-7Lost 1
Houston Astros 146 70 76 0 .47921.5 666702 39-3631-406-4Won 1
San Diego Padres 147 58 89 0 .39534.0 632728 30-4528-445-5Won 5

Today's scores and summaries:

Orioles 13, Red Sox 2 at Baltimore (day game):
The Orioles extended their winning streak to six games and reduced their magic number for the East division title to just three by defeating the Red Sox, 13-2. Mike Cuellar, gaining his 23rd victory, broke his own Orioles' club record for complete games, twirling the route for the 19th time. Cuellar also joined with Brooks Robinson, Boog Powell, Mark Belanger and Merv Rettenmund in driving in two runs apiece.

Angels 2, Brewers 1 at California (day game):
With a triple by Jim Fregosi as the key blow, the Angels scored two runs in the first inning and edged the Brewers. 2-1, to snap a nine-game losing streak. Sandy Alomar led off with a single, stole second and cantered home on Fregosi's three-bagger. Fregosi then scored on a grounder by Alex Johnson. Tom Murphy gained his first victory since August 17, but was lifted in the eighth inning. Mel Queen, pitching in the ninth, gave up the Brewers' run on a walk and singles by Tito Francona and Tommy Harper.

Indians 3, Yankees 1 at Cleveland (day game):
Steve Hargan, now 8-1 since being recalled from minors on July 16, yielded only two hits and pitched the Indians to a 3-1 victory over the Yankees, who dropped their fifth straight game. The Yankees' run was unearned. Graig Nettles and Buddy Bradford hit homers in support of Hargan. Nettles also doubled and scored the Indians' final run in the eighth inning.

Senators 10, Tigers 0 at Detroit (day game):
Joe Coleman allowed only three hits and set down 20 straight batters during one stretch of his performance while pitching the Senators to a 10-0 victory over the Tigers. Rick Reichardt smashed a two-run homer in the first inning and also scored three more times after rapping a pair of doubles and being hit by a pitch.

[DH] Royals 8, A's 7 (day game) / Royals 8, A's 7 at Kansas City (night game):
Going into overtime in both games, the Royals shocked the Athletics by sweeping pair of a 8-7 victories in a doubleheader. In the opener, the A's took a 7-6 lead in the 11th inning, but the Royals rallied to win with two runs on a single by Pat Kelly, a pass to Ed Kirkpatrick and a triple by Lou Piniella. The nightcap was decided in the 12th. Jackie Hernandez singled with one out and when Rich Severson followed with a grounder, both runners were safe on a fielder's choice. Kirkpatrick then singled to drive in the winning run.

White Sox 8, Twins 7 at Minnesota (day game):
Overcoming a 5-0 deficit, the White Sox exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning and defeated the Twins, 8-7. Jim Perry, the Twins' 22-game winner, was kayoed as the White Sox started their outburst with a single by Gail Hopkins, double by Ed Herrmann and singles by Ken Berry, Bobby Knoop and Lee Maye for first three runs. Stan Williams, who had a 9-0 record in relief for the Twins, took over and drew his first loss of the season when the White Sox continued their attack, adding four more runs. Bill Melton batted in a pair with a single. However, the White Sox needed a homer by Syd O'Brien in the sixth to produce what proved to be their winning marker.

Cubs 3, Pirates 2 at Chicago (day game):
An error by Matty Alou, who dropped a fly by Willie Smith with two out in the ninth inning, opened the gates for the Cubs, who rallied for two runs to defeat the Pirates, 3-2, and tighten the East division race. The Pirates remained in first place, one-half game ahead of the Mets, while the Cubs pulled within one length of the leaders. The Cubs scored initially in the second inning on a single by Ernie Banks, a forceout by Johnny Callison and singles by Bill Hands and Don Kessinger. The Pirates came back with a pair in the fourth. Al Oliver singled, moved up on an infield out and scored on a single by Manny Sanguillen. Following a passed ball, Sanguillen counted on a double by Jose Pagan. In the Cubs' ninth, after Alou dropped Smith's fly for a two-base error, Ken Rudolph took over as a pinch-runner and scored the tying run on a single by Kessinger. Glenn Beckert then singled to kayo Steve Blass and Billy Williams added a single off reliever George Brunet to drive in the winning run.

Astros 10, Braves 6 at Houston (night game):
Six unearned runs in the first inning started the Astros on the way to a 10-6 victory over the Braves. Jesus Alou, leading off, was safe on an error by Sonny Jackson and scored on singles by Joe Morgan and Bob Watson. After Jim Wynn went out, Denis Menke was safe on an error by Darrell Evans, Morgan scoring. Doug Rader walked to load the bases and Cesar Cedeno doubled to drive in two tallies. Following a pass to Larry Howard, Don Wilson singled for the sixth run of the stanza. Morgan added to the Astros' total with an inside-the-park homer for two runs in the sixth and Rader smashed a drive over the fence in the seventh. Wilson, who needed last-out help from Jim Ray, gained his sixth straight victory.

Expos 4, Phillies 2 at Montreal (day game):
Two unearned runs on a pair of errors in the eighth inning enabled the Expos to defeat the Phillies, 4-2. Rusty Staub singled and Bob Bailey was safe on a boot by John Vukovich. Ron Fairly bunted and when Joe Hoerner threw wildly, Staub scored to break the 2-2 tie. Bailey reached third on an error and counted an extra run on a sacrifice fly by Ron Brand.

Cardinals 5, Mets 4 at New York (day game):
Joe Torre smashed a homer in the 13th inning to give the Cardinals a 5-4 victory over the Mets, who were forced to mark time, one-half game behind the Pirates in the East division race. Joe Hague batted in the Cardinals' first four runs, hitting a homer with two men on base in the third inning and getting another RBI with a single in the fifth. The Mets, who got one run back in the third, rallied to tie the score in their half of the fifth. Consecutive singles by Cleon Jones, Wayne Garrett and Art Shamsky produced one run. Donn Clendenon doubled for another tally and Jerry Grote laid down a sacrifice bunt to plate the tying run.

Padres 5, Reds 4 at San Diego (day game):
A pinch-double by Larry Stahl with two out in the eighth inning drove in two runs as the Padres overtook the Reds, 5-4, to complete a sweep of the three-game series. The Reds stepped off with three runs in the first, but Wayne Simpson, making his first start since August 14, was kayoed in the third when the Padres rallied to tie the score. Pete Rose sent the Reds ahead again with a homer in the eighth, but the Padres came back in their half when Dave Robinson singled and Ramon Webster walked before Stahl rapped his deciding double.

Dodgers 5, Giants 3 at San Francisco (day game):
Tom Haller, pinch-hitting in the 10th inning, came through with a three-run homer to lead the Dodgers to a 5-3 victory over the Giants. With the score tied, 1-1, Bill Russell walked and Billy Grabarkewitz doubled before Haller delivered his homer. The Dodgers went on to add another run on a pass to Maury Wills, a sacrifice, an infield hit by Willie Davis and an error by Willie McCovey. The Giants rallied for two runs in their half of the 10th, but Joe Moeller retired Ken Henderson on a grounder to save the game.

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